Prodded over ‘fake sadhu’ list, Asaram says he’s in ‘the category of donkeys’
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Prodded over ‘fake sadhu’ list, Asaram says he’s in ‘the category of donkeys’

While Asaram is in jail in connection with a sexual assault case, his son Narayan Sai, also booked in a similar case, is out on bail.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2017 16:49 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jodhpur
Asaram,Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad,Fake sadhu list
Asaram, who was arrested from his Indore ashram by Jodhpur Police, arrives at Jodhpur airport.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Irked by a reporter’s question on the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad describing him as a “fake” sadhu, self-styled godman Asaram has said he belonged to the category of “donkeys”.

Asaram, who is facing a court trial Jodhpur for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl, was asked to react to the parishad’s decision when he was brought to the court premises.

The reporter wanted to know that since the parishad, the apex body of Hindu saints in the country, had made it clear that Asaram was neither a “saint” nor a “preacher”, which category did he belong to.

“The category of donkeys,” the self-styled godman said on Thursday, climbing the stairs of the trial court where he is being produced on a daily basis in connection with the case.

Asaram had not been talking to the media during his court appearances of late in the wake of a petition filed in the high court, objecting to the presence of his devotees on the court premises.

The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad has recently come up with a list of “fake babas”, cautioning the countrymen against them. The names of Asaram and his son Narayan Sai feature in it.

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 16:49 IST